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Stateside Saison - Stillwater Artisanal Ales

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BA SCORE
88
very good

740 Ratings
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Ratings: 740
Reviews: 271
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 30
Gots: 61 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Stillwater Artisanal Ales visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Saison / Farmhouse Ale |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Stateside Saison pays homage to old world tradition while celebrating new world innovation. Naturally brewed with the finest European malts & fresh aromatic hops from the United States & New Zealand. It’s then fermented using a classic farmhouse ale yeast and bottle conditioned to enhance stability. The outcome is a beer of unique design and exquisite taste, showcasing some of the best attributes of modern-day craft brewing.

(Beer added by: callmemickey on 03-31-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

jim_carignan, Sep 26, 2013
Photo of ArrogantB
3.58/5  rDev -8.9%

12oz bottle ~$2.50. Bright orange color, slightly hazy, filmy head, looks quite good. Aroma is fruity, citrus, hops and at the same time derivative or maybe its just reminiscent of another well-known saison? Fruit flavor, hint of rusty metal, easy to drink. Overall an interesting saison but not something I will purchase again.

ArrogantB, Sep 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

MarshallBirdhouse, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

UltimateLivewire, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of beerman999999
4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

beerman999999, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of spoony
4/5  rDev +1.8%

From a 355 ml bottle (illegible date code) into a wine glass.

A-The brew pours pretty clear and light golden in color (I left some sediment in the bottom of the bottle, which would have muddied things up, I assume). The carbonation is visible and active in the glass. The head is about one-finger tall to start with poor retention despite the carbonation.

S-The smell is very floral with a pleasing tropical overtone that reminds me of guava juice and a Hawaiian lei. All those flowers are balanced by a bit of pepper and grass. As the brew warms I detect some alcohol and a bubblegum sweetness.

T-The taste is also very floral with tropical overtones. The mid-palate gives up some lightly bitter grass and a decent hit of pepper spice. The alcohol is mild and sweet, but noticeable. I do not get as much bubblegum on the palate.

M-The feel is medium to light with assertive, chunky carbonation that keeps things moving.

O-This is a very solid saison. I appreciate how drinkable it is, while maintaining a complex flavor profile. The floral flavors are not overly perfumed and there is just a bit of spicy, grassy bitterness to keep things from getting gummy and sweet. If I were to pick nits, I wonder how this brew would be at about 5.5% ABV, so it is more of a table beer? Maybe it would lose some of the complexity, but as is, it is a solid beer.

spoony, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

MarkyMOD, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

pathman, Sep 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -23.7%

harpus, Sep 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -17.3%

DelicateDelirium, Sep 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Sarge3130, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.83/5  rDev -2.5%

a real nice light saison. wheat malt driven, with a great yeast strain happening. pours real cloudy and pale light orange, with a dying off white head and good lace. I smell grazing cattle and white wheat in equal proportion, nothing out of the ordinary, but some real creative stuff here too. almost a Belgian triple, with candy sugar and spunky yeast. I taste wheat malt on the lighter side and a flocculated yeast that just adds tannic funk and coagulated protein density to a beer that should be real delicate otherwise. not a brewers error, but a critique nevertheless. great carbonation and a medium body that would be heavy if it didn't work so damn well. overall a great first beer from this crew, and something I am real eager to get back into. special stuff, and being American made makes it epic compared to its peers. worth your hard earned shrappy!

StonedTrippin, Sep 06, 2013
Photo of hayesjw
4/5  rDev +1.8%

hayesjw, Sep 05, 2013
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +1.8%

12oz bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3.50

Appearance - Slightly hazy yellow colour with a large size fizzy/frothy white coloured head. There is a high amount of carbonation showing and there is some decent lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes.

Smell - Breads/grains, clove, lemons

Taste & Mouth - There is a below average amount of carbonation and I can taste breads, grains, and citrus juice/zest. There is also some clove and a dry spiciness and a bit of a funk.

Overall – Very drinkable and enough flavour to keep you interested. I actually really enjoyed this one and will be buying more the next time I see it. I also really like the smaller format in 4 packs.

spinrsx, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

kehustler14, Sep 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

StubFaceJoe, Sep 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

InfernoBoss, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BigJim5021, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

jaydoc, Sep 01, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.9%

juicebox, Sep 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Pours a slightly firey golden with a white head. Aroma is spicey, some ripe banana, pepper, atouch of lemon and grassy. Flavor is spicey,, lemon, a touch of toasted bread, pepper and a touch of some earthy hops. Again a little alcohol comes through, which detracts just a little. A crisp active mouthfeel. Overall, solid saison that I am really happy to see in Colorado. One I will buy again.

denver10, Sep 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

karatebartender, Aug 31, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

JT23, Aug 31, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Hopheadhiker, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

MSandahl23, Aug 30, 2013
Stateside Saison from Stillwater Artisanal Ales
88 out of 100 based on 740 ratings.